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Women4IT Conference: The path towards gender equality in digital

Virtual Live

In an increasingly digitalised world, women continue to be underrepresented in STEM education and technology careers. For the last three years, Women4IT has been working to change that.

Women4IT – an initiative financed by the EEA and Norway Grants’ Fund for Youth Employment – aims to empower young women across Europe to become part of the digital economy. By providing fully funded, individually tailored digital skills training reflecting current market needs, we have worked to equip women with a set of in-demand digital competencies and employability guidance, all to drive both their career advancement and economic independence.

As the first cycle of the project is coming to an end, we invite you to join us on 20 January 2022 for a conference organised by DIGITALEUROPE entitled “Women4IT: The path to achieving gender equality in digital”.

The conference will be a half-day event full of panels, keynote speeches and interactive discussions aimed at exploring ways of engaging more young women into the digital sector. Together, we will explore the current situation of women in technology, boosting youth employment in Europe, and ways of working together across sectors to make that vision a reality. 

With the project consortium, we will look back at the last three years to discuss Women4IT’s path to success, the innovative solutions created to support the project’s mission, and the invaluable partnerships established along the way. We will also hear first-hand from the Women4IT graduates about the impact the programme has had on the careers and personal growth. Finally, Women4IT’s ambitious goals for 2022 and beyond will be revealed.

Women4IT will also be presenting the first Women4IT Awards, recognising the work of employers, agencies and other organisations who have significantly contributed to the Women4IT initiative and continue to support our work. 

10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome and opening remarks

10:05 – 10:15 - Keynote: On the mission to bring more women into digital 
by Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, DIGITALEUROPE Director General

10:15-10:25 – Keynote: Women4IT boosting youth employment across Europe
by Grethe Haugøy, Senior Sector Officer/Programme Manager of the Regional Funds and Social Dialogue Decent Work programme, EEA and Norway Grants

10:25 – 11:20 – Panel I: Women4IT – the path to success (with Q&A)

11:20 – 11:30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 11:50 – In conversation with the Women4IT Graduates

11:50 - 12:40 – Panel II: Working together towards bridging the gender gap in tech (with Q&A)

12:40 – 12:55 – Women4IT Awards Ceremony

12:55 – 13:00 – Wrap up and closing remarks




We look forward to having you with us. 
The Women4IT Team

Event Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Target language
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Event organizer
Event setting
Virtual Live